It Is What It Is
NEED TO KNOW
Follow WEEI.com football writer Ryan Hannable at twitter.com/RyanHannable. In addition, get the latest WEEI.com updates at twitter.com/WEEI.
A WEEI.com Patriots Blog
WEEI.com Blog Network

Report: Jets, Bills interested in Darrelle Revis

02.01.15 at 11:11 am ET
By   |   Comments

PHOENIX — The Super Bowl hasn’t begun yet, and there is already discussion as to where Darrelle Revis might play next season.

The star cornerback has a $20 million team option with New England for next season, and a report came out this week that the team might be interested in paying that, but Sunday morning it was learned that two AFC East teams are also interested in his services.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, both the Jets and Bills are interested in Revis. With this Bills he would reunite with old coach Rex Ryan, and the Jets are already reportedly being investigated for tampering with him last month.

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

Read More: 2015 NFL playoffs, Darrelle Revis, Super Bowl XLIX,

Live blog: Follow all action as Tom Brady, Patriots take on Seahawks in Super Bowl

02.01.15 at 9:23 am ET
By   |   Comments
Live Blog Patriots vs. Seahawks, Super Bowl
 

What are some Patriots players’ game day routines?

02.01.15 at 7:00 am ET
By   |   Comments
Cameron Fleming

Cameron Fleming

PHOENIX — Super Bowl Sunday is here.

With kickoff approaching we asked some Patriots players what their game day routine is like — some being more superstitious than others.

OL Cameron Fleming: “The two most consistent things are I have to eat grits in the morning and I have to have a new mouthpiece.”

WR Josh Boyce: “I don’t really have an everyday routine. I wake up, shower. I am not really superstitious when it comes to game day.”

C Bryan Stork: “I go to the game and I play. That is my routine.”

TE Tim Wright: “I like to get there early. Get all my stuff laid out organized and I don’t like rushing. I will go in the hot tub and get loose. Then I go on the field and get some warm up routes in, get going a little bit and then I put my pads on and by that time I am ready to go.”

WR Brian Tyms: “I play Gucci Mane, a little mix. I have to be out there first. I will probably sit out there for like 10 minutes. Get a ball and jog around the field. Catch the ball to myself and then wait for [Brandon] LaFell and Danny [Amendola] to come out and we start running routes.”

QB Jimmy Garoppolo: “It always depends on if it is a day game, night game. If I took it through the whole thing we’d be here awhile. Pretty much wake up, breakfast and get ready to roll. Once you get to the stadium it’s on.”

CB Kyle Arrington: “My superstition is to be as random as possible. That whole superstition thing didn’t work out too well. It didn’t duplicate for me the way I wanted to. I am just spontaneous, whether it is listening to new music, wearing different socks, shoes, different shirt under my jersey, you name it.”

OL Dan Connolly: “I have a routine. It’s nothing crazy. I get ready for the game. I’m not superstitious. I wake up and have breakfast. If it is an early game I go straight to the stadium. I get in the hot tub. I warm up. I get dressed. It’s a routine for a football game, it’s nothing special.”

Read More: 2015 NFL playoffs, Super Bowl XLIX,

Mike Petraglia, Ryan Hannable provide one final Super Bowl XLIX preview

02.01.15 at 6:35 am ET
By   |   Comments

GLENDALE, Ariz. — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Ryan Hannable provide a final preview of the Patriots and Seahawks, taking a look at the final preparations by each team and predictions for who will win Super Bowl XLIX and why.

Read More: Mike Petraglia, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl XLIX

Junior Seau, 7 others elected to Pro Football HOF

01.31.15 at 11:47 pm ET
By   |   Comments
Junior Seau pictured here in his final NFL game of a 20-year career, a playoff loss to the Ravens at Gillette Stadium. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Junior Seau pictured here in his final NFL game of a 20-year career, a playoff loss to the Ravens at Gillette Stadium. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — Bill Belichick was right about Junior Seau.

The late linebacker was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday by the organization’s annual selection committee meeting on the day before the Super Bowl.

The nine-hour meeting resulted in the election of eight individuals to the Hall of Fame’€™s Class of 2015. Raising the total number of members in the Hall of Fame to 295 are running back Jerome Bettis, wide receiver/returner Tim Brown, defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley, contributor Bill Polian, linebacker Junior Seau, guard Will Shields, center Mick Tingelhoff, and contributor Ron Wolf.

Belichick had said on Thursday of Seau’s election: “It’s obviously got to happen” for the man who spent most of his career with the Chargers, before moving onto Miami and New England. Seau starred for 20 NFL seasons during which time he established himself as one the finest linebackers in league history. Named first-team All-Pro eight times, he was selected to 12 Pro Bowls and named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1992. His final four seasons were spent under Belichick with the Patriots from 2006-09.

“This is a huge honor for our family. It is definitely with a heavy heart that I am accepting this because he should be here,” son Tyler Seau said, referring to his father’s suicide in 2012. “He is here with us right now, and he is joining this family and team that everyone is talking about, but I think family is even stronger. Emotionally, it is tough because we are missing a huge part, but we are staying strong and this is a blessing. We are humbled to be a part of this family.”

The annual selection meeting was held inside the Super Bowl XLIX Media Center in downtown Phoenix and capped a year-round selection process. The newly elected Hall of Famers were chosen from a list of 18 finalists who had been determined earlier by the Pro Football Hall of Fame‘€™s Selection Committee.

Bill Belichick ‘reinforcing some of the key points’ in hours prior to Super Bowl XLIX

01.31.15 at 10:58 pm ET
By   |   Comments
Pete Carroll (left) and Bill Belichick share a laugh Friday. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)

Pete Carroll (left) and Bill Belichick share a laugh Friday. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)

PHOENIX — The Patriots and their coach feel they are ready.

According to the pool report gathered from Adam Beasley of the Pro Writers Association of America, Bill Belichick spent the final evening before the Super Bowl just reminding his players how ready they are.

“Same thing that we talked about all week,” Belichick told Beasley. “I don’t think there’s anything that’s happened the last day or two days that will change what we normally do, fundamentally. Just kind of reinforcing some of the key points that we talked about all week.”

Fans, friends and family spent the day upstairs at the Patriots team hotel in Chandler, Ariz., anticipating the game in Glendale. The team held its normal Saturday meetings before posing for the team photo at lunch.

The Patriots will have their final meetings Saturday night to go over “a few last-minute reminders,” Belichick said, and then turn in for what they hope is a good night’s sleep, assuming no fire alarms go off.

The Patriots chose not to hold a final walkthrough on Saturday. “We usually don’t practice on Saturday,” Belichick said.

The first chance their players will have to test out the field at University of Phoenix Stadium will be pre-game Sunday.

Read More: bill belchick, New England Patriots, Super Bowl XLIX,

Rob Gronkowski wins AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year

01.31.15 at 10:31 pm ET
By   |   Comments

PHOENIX — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski headlined the awards handed out at the fourth annual NFL Honors awards show the night before Super Bowl XLIX by winning the AP’s Comeback Player of the Year.

Coming off a torn ACL last December, Gronkowski was ready for Week 1 and finished the year with 82 catches for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns. Those were the second-best numbers of his career, as he only put up higher numbers in 2011, the last time he played more than 11 games in a season.

The tight end won the PWWA’s Comeback Player of the Year as well, about a month ago.

Here is a complete list of the awards handed out Saturday night:

AP MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Packers
AP Coach of the Year: Bruce Arians, Cardinals
AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Todd Bowles, Cardinals
AP Comeback Player of the Year: Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
AP Offensive Player of the Year: DeMarco Murray, Cowboys
AP Defensive Player of the Year: J.J. Watt, Texans
AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: Odell Beckham Jr., Giants
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: Aaron Donald, Rams
Art Rooney Award: Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year: Thomas Davis, Panthers
FedEx Air Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers, Packers
FedEx Ground Player of the Year: Le’Veon Bell, Steelers
Salute to Service Award, Jared Allen, Vikings
Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year: Odell Beckham Jr., Giants
NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year: Le’Veon Bell, Steelers
“Greatness of the Road Award”: Tony Romo, Cowboys
Deacon Jones Award: Justin Houston, Chiefs
Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year: Bruce Larson, Somerset High School

Read More: 2015 NFL playoffs, Super Bowl XLIX,

2017 PATRIOTS DRAFT PICKS

2017 NFL DRAFT

Player News
2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Patriots Headlines
NFL Headlines
Tips & Feedback

Verify